Marvel Cancels ‘Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes’ in Favor of ‘Avengers Assemble’

Published 3 years ago by , Updated August 8th, 2012 at 9:32 am,

Earths Mightiest Heroes Cancelled Avengers Assemble Marvel Cancels ‘Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes’ in Favor of ‘Avengers Assemble’

The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes has been on the air for two fairly successful seasons – our own Kofi Outlaw gave the season one premiere episode a fairly glowing review. Season two has been particularly appreciated for its crossover episodes with the Fantastic Four and Wolverine, among other Marvel characters.

Unfortunately, after much speculation and despite fan acclaim, Marvel has officially (and somewhat shockingly) canceled The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes in favor of a new series Avengers Assemble. The bittersweet announcement came earlier this week from Marvel Animation by way of a very brief press release.

Check it out below:

“‘The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes’ won’t be renewed for the 3rd Season. Marvel Animation will present their newly developed series ‘Marvel’s Avengers Assemble’ in 2013.”

The release was accompanied by a promo image for Avengers Assemble that bears a striking resemblance to Mark Millar and Bryan Hitch’s The Ultimates. Check it out below (click to enlarge):

avengers assemble cartoon 280x170 Marvel Cancels ‘Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes’ in Favor of ‘Avengers Assemble’

Marvel made a similar choice in the past when they replaced the Spectacular Spider-Man animated series with the less critically-acclaimed Ultimate Spider-Man cartoon. While there’s still very little information about Avengers Assemble, it will apparently feature the same core characters as the Avengers movie with the addition of Falcon (who is rumored to be part of the upcoming Captain America 2 film). Hank Pym and Black Panther are expected to show up later in the series.

Fans of  Avengers: EMH are undoubtedly gutted by the news of the popular show’s demise, which featured solid characters and writing based on classic Marvel comics stories – but the fact that the show would not see a third season has been hinted for some time now.

Back in April, Jeph Loeb, the head of Marvel Animation, gave some cryptic comments on the show’s future and even refused to answer direct questions as to whether or not the beloved cartoon would be renewed for a third season:

“I can only tell you that we’re committed to ‘The Avengers’ universe and that’s as far as I can go. We have big plans for ‘The Avengers.'”

After smashing box office records by bringing in over a billion dollars, it looks like Marvel seeks to ride the wave of the Avengers movie as far as it will take them. While seemingly a great idea, this can be a double-edged sword, as it further removes the classic (and current) comic book series from other Marvel media. Ultimately, Marvel could slap the brands of the Avengers, Spider-Man, and X-Men on pretty much anything and it would do fairly well, but as The Avengers: Earth Mightiest Heroes and the ’90s X-Men cartoon have proven, connecting an animated series with classic comic stories can result in great overall success.

In other superhero animation news, Marvel has announced the renewal of Ultimate Spider-Man for a second season. Season two will see Spidey teaming up with Avengers, Iron Man, Thor, Captain America, and the Hulk. Also, Buffy the Vampire Slayer bad-girl-turned-good-girl Eliza Dusku will be lending her voice to Disney XD’s upcoming Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H as the Hulk’s buxom cousin, She-Hulk.  The series will feature the original (green) Hulk, Red Hulk, Skaar (Hulk’s son), and A-Bomb (the new Abomination).

Avengers Assemble will air on Disney XD next year.

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  1. Earth’s Mightiest Heroes The Avengers r awesome but this new Avenger Assemble new show SUCKS big time, they shld bring back for season 3!!!

    • I could not agree more. This show was classic Silver Age Marvel and that is a legacy to the brand name. They are morons. Morons that make money – but morons all the same. You can have parallel universes in a comic real – Oh – we already do! Isn’t that cute? Why not just commit to the entire brand name Avengers and make one the movie universe and the other the classic?Don’t they realize that 17 year olds are listening to Classic Rock? That is why it’s classic. As long as us guys and gals of the sixties and 70s era growing up with Marvel – continue to watch the stuff – then they make money. I mean – aren’t how many of us are there anyway?

  2. It’s sad, what happnd 2 Panther, Wasp, Yellow Jacket, Ms Marvel, they jus disappeared. What happend 2 Beta Rey, origin of Capt Marvel. All da storylines 4 EMH r gone, bring back those characters, finish da storylines. That might help ths sorry a•• show. Stop with all ths Seame Street like episodes, it’s 2 stupid, 2 cartoonish, jus like that dum a•• SpiderMan, can somebody cancel that show PLEASE! N somebody tell me what happnd 2 da WonderMan storyline, u can’t hav Avengers w/o WM. Stop makn ya storylines n follow da dam origin like u suppose 2. Stop fightn these stupid villains every wk, AndriodMan 2xs, Doc Doom 3xs, Altuna, Dracula, a teen boy, a serpent. R u kiddn me! Bring back villains from da past, n not these sorry a•• villains. That jus y ths show is losing ratings and fans. I hope da Powers to be r reading our feedback. Cause ths show REALLY BLOWS!

  3. This is my first day post/review ever this sux I love avengers earth mightes a angers I can not forgive this I may be drunk right now but my anger will continue don’t cancle something that’s good if not decent cancle something that’s purlly stupid I hate comic book directors / producers they don’t understand the need for a bit of story line following the actual story line they make s*** up and say its better I hate it dam it

    • This was, by far, the best comment I’ve ever read on here. Drunk and angry should be a prerequisite before fanboys start crying. Very entertaining. Like reading “Texts From Last Night”.

  4. AAAARRRRGGGHHHH! I am still so gutted they cancelled this show. So often my mind drifts and I wonder what would have happened in Season 3! Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver join and Wonder Man somehow comes back so we get the Scarlet Witch – Wonder Man – Vision – Quicksilver dynamics. I see it going down a slightly more mystical route, with Doc Strange making a couple of appearances too and maybe Agatha Harkness and her Salem 7. We could have a couple of cross-over episodes with the X-men, possible the Ms Marvel/Rogue storyline. And the season could come to a head with the Disassembled storyline drawing together the Scarlet Witch/Doc Strange magical theme and the X-men/Mutant issue too. Oh, and somewhere in there we’d have to address Civil War!!!

  5. It the same they did with young justice they shiit on the fans and just wanna make something new to make new monneys. they cant make more then 2 seasons then they just have to start on something new. they cant finsh a g****** thing

  6. how could be they can canceled this awesome show, they’re really don’t know how exctied are us to watch this show, and how awesome the story and the character is, this is the best animated tv show of avengers then the others, it’s so much fun and big line story from this show, why that they can’t just continued this show until season 3-4 without change a series for avengers, that’s not what our want to it, we want a consistent for this show and stop the marvel avengers assamble, thats show is just not the best animated action show that we want, there’s a different between Avengers EMH and Avengers Assamble ,TAEMH has been show a great action animated in that series, they’re not stuffy in some an fight actin way, marvel avengers assamble has an low rate in thats show, but in TAEMH has an high rate for that, especially if they want to continued that show, that’s gonna be awesome that marvel gonna do to their fans, it’s that all what we want it!!!! BRING BACK THE AVENGERS : EARTH MIGHTIEST HEROES.

  7. EMH had fans, a storyline, good characters. Aa has dracula, molecule kid, falcons mom.

  8. This was my favorite show EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!. After i heard that they were going to cancel it i was So MAD!!!!!!! Not only was i mad because of the cancelation, After that i heard that it was going to be replaced by whatever the crap AVENGERS ASEMMBLE is.

    I am so mad at marvel right now

  9. Just tried avengers assemble. What a load of hot garbage. Hulk is a canned, contrived punchline as is the chemistry amongst the team and the formulaic delivery of nonstop one liners. This is a chore to watch. Marvel usually gets things right. Why theyd cancel mightiest heros in favor of this trash is a real mystery to me. Even the most loyal fan will struggle through this. Disappointed is an understatement.

    • I agree, this show is one of biggest misfires on a comic book property I have ever seen. I tried to watch this on Netflix right after seeing ‘Earth’s Mightiest Heroes’, and I could only make it through the 2-part pilot( I am amazed I made it that far).
      Then to satisfy my curiosity, I sat through what is considered to be one of the worst episodes of the show ‘One Little Thing'(the one with Falcon’s Mom). After that, I was pretty much finished with it and I will never see it again. IMO, this show is the ‘Galactica 1980′ of Marvel shows, in the sense of how much of a betrayal it is to the fans and the characters.

  10. BRING BACK: Avengers Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, This new “Avengers Assemble” sucks, I watch in Netflix both and I really love Avengers Earth’s Mightiest Heroes better than the other.

    • Me and my friends are signing a petition to get it back

  11. y u do dis

  12. EMH was probably the best Marvel has done as far as animated tv shows go. Although we were all upset that it was cancelled and replaced by AA, I still have hope in AA. I really thought that the show was terrible, but once I got over my anger that EMH was cancelled, I really started enjoying AA. Yah, I know. A lot of you will probably get angry with me, but I want to look on the bright side. Of course AA has some development issues, it’s still not that bad of a show. As its progressed, the show got better. Although the story line isn’t nearly as strong as EMH, it’s still fun to watch as a loyal marvel fan. And since it’s kinda a continuation of EMH, that means they could throw in some of the characters we love that aren’t there. I still have hope and although I miss EMH, I still loving AA and I’ll take it as it is.

    • AA IS terrible. Especially following EMH. That show was amazing and positively reviewed by everyone.

  13. Earth’s Mightiest Heroes was the best Comic Book Show ever….I wept when they cancelled it…I just did another two season marathon for nostalgia’s sake…I miss it terribly :”( This show had a storyline, pathos, connection…it was a beauty. AVENGERS ASSEMBLE IS A GARBAGE.